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Wednesday, November 4h

 14:00–14:30 Opening Ceremony

           Paulo Águas, University of Algarve, Portugal

           Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

           Patricia Pinto, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

           João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

           Rita Marques, Secretary of State of Tourism, Portugal

           Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder

14:30–16:00 Panel 1 - Plenary Session What the Industry wants the Academia to Investigate

Alexandra Rodrigues Gonçalves, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal, Moderator

Francisco Serra, CCDR Algarve, Portugal

Mário Candeias, Espinas Hotel Group, Iran

Magdalena Osmola, Vale do Lobo, Luxury Golf & Beach Resort, Portugal (tbc)

16:00–16:30 t-Break


16:30–17:00 Keynote Talk Knowledge as the Driving Engine of Sustainable Tourism

          João Albino Silva, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

17:00–17:30 Keynote Talk  Utilizing Hotel Data to Maximize Tourism Intelligence

          Stephen Hood, STR, USA

17:30–19:00 Parallel Presentations 


          Workshop 1 Aligning the Shared Tourism Economy with a Destination Brand

Duarte B. Morais, North Carolina State University, USA, Moderator

Gene Brothers, North Carolina State University, USA

Jonathan Freeze, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA


          Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions  (Coming soon)

Thursday, November 5th

09:00-09:30 Keynote Talk How to Reduce Operating Cost, Increase Environmental Sustainability and Improve one's Image

            Sara Dolnicar, University of Queensland, Australia

09:30 -11:00 Panel 2 - Plenary Session Covid-19 and the New Challenges for Tourism: shaping a new reality 

  Joana Petiz, Dinheiro Vivo, Portugal, Moderator

  Elidérico Viegas, Algarve Hotels and Resorts Association, Portugal

  Cristina Siza Vieira, AHP – Portuguese Hotels Association, Portugal

  João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

  Alberto Mota Borges, Faro Airport Director, Portugal

11:00-11:30 t-Break 

11:30-13:00 Parallel Presentation

          Panel 3 Managing Tourism Under Uncertainty (RTA)

          Luís Serra CoelhoUniversity of Algarve, President of the Algarve Regional Delegation of Economists Order,

          Portugal, Moderator

          Luís Correia da Silva, D. Pedro Golf CEO, former Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal

          José Lopes, Portugal Easyjet Country Manager, Portugal (tbc)

          Ana Carvalho, Executive Member of COSEC, Portugal (tbc)

          Mário Azevedo FerreiraNAU Hotels & Resorts CEO, Portugal

Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions  (Coming soon)

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 Panel 4 - Plenary Session Covid-19 and the New Challenges for Tourism: from crisis to recovery

14:30-14:45 Francisco Calheiros, Portuguese Tourism Confederation, Portugal

14:45 -16:00 Luis del Olmo, Passionality Group, USA, Moderator

 Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

 Tom Jenkins, representative of European Tourism Association, London (tbc)

 Francisco Pita, Representative of ANA, Portugal

 Nuno Pimenta, Representative of Google, Portugal

16:00-17:30 Parallel Presentations

 Panel 5 Smart Destination – Solutions Made in Algarve (CCDR)

           Francisco SerraCCDR Algarve, Portugal, Moderator

           Juan Correia, Algardata, Portugal

           Adelino Venturinha, Itelmatis, Portugal

           João Raposo, Âmago, Portugal

           Bruno Martins, Conceptek/Shiji, Portugal

           Paulo Bica, SPIC, Portugal

           Workshop 2 Introduction to Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis

           Hessam Sarooghi, Butler University, USA


 Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions  (Coming soon)

17:30-18:00 Keynote Talk Tourism Research, Policy and Industry: Forging a Common Ground

          Renata Tomljenović, Institute for Tourism, Croatia

Friday, November 6th

09:00-09:30 Keynote Talk Tourism Experiences

  Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

09:30-10:30 Panel 6 - Plenary Session Tourism Experiences for Success

  Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Moderator

  Sarah GardinerGriffith University, Australia

  Zhuo Wang, CEO of Pinchain Pty Ltd, China & Australia (tbc)

  Bob Kharazmi, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, USA (tbc)

  Serena Volo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano-Brunico, Italy

10:30-11:30 t-Break

11:30-13:00 Parallel Presentations

          Panel 7 Road-mapping Training/Education for Boots on Tourism Grounds 

Fanny Vong, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China, Co-Moderator

Kazem Vafadari, Asia Pacific University, Japan, Co-Moderator

Diamantina Rosario, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China

Ali Jafari, Indiana University, USA

Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions (Coming soon)

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30–15:00 Keynote Talk Climate: An Existential Crisis

 Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, UK

15:00–16:30 Panel 8 - Plenary Session Climate Friendly Travel by Águas do Algarve

 Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, UK, Moderator

 Herbert Hamele, Ecotrans, Germany

 Gordon Sillence, Janela Aberta 2, Portugal (tbc)

 Leslie Vella, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta

 Teresa Fernandes, Águas do Algarve, Portugal

16:30-18:00  Closing Session

Panel 9 - Plenary Session Agenda for Mobilizing Intelligence in Tourism (the t-Forum)

João Albino Silva,  CinTurs, University of Algarve

Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx

Alfonso Morvillo, The t-Forum Co-Founder (tbc)

Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder

Presentation of the Best Papers Awards

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